Visiting world landmarks are one of the greatest parts of traveling. Encourage your student’s interest in traveling and discovering the world around them with these free famous landmarks worksheet printables. Be sure to print off our colorful world landmark fact cards instant download at the bottom of the post.
Famous Landmarks of the World
I can look back on my life and say that I have been truly blessed. In preparation for writing about world landmarks, I sat down to write down the famous landmarks I have visited in my lifetime.
It was a shock to me that I have visited so many amazing landmarks and I had to stop to thank the Lord for allowing me such cool experiences.
Outside of the United States, including Puerto Rico, life has taken me to Spain, Italy, Germany, Gibraltar, Morocco, Australia, Fiji, and now Tonga in the South Pacific.
This was exactly the reason why I decided to join the United States Navy – so I could travel and see the world!
Famous World Landmarks I Have Visited:
- Central Park, New York
- Statue of Liberty, New York
- Empire State Building, New York
- Golden Gate Bridge, California
- Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy
- Vatican City, Rome, Italy
- St. Paul’s Cathedral, Rome, Italy
- Colosseum, Rome, Italy
- Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
- Pantheon, Rome, Italy
- Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy
- Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
- Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain
- Cathedrals in Sevilla and Mallorca, Spain
- Catacombe SS. Marcellino e Pietro – Mausoleo di S. Elena, Rome, Italy
- Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar (British Territory, at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, by Southern Spain)
- Strait of Gibraltar (literal separation of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean)
- Sydney Opera House, Sydney Australia
I can’t even believe this list. This is why I talk about traveling and exploring other countries with my family. Currently, both my younger kids have an interest in going to Japan. They’ve been learning about the new wonders of the world in our non-fiction reading lessons.
My husband and I are excited about that. We love to travel and want our children to experience the beautiful natural and man-made landmarks of the world. We’re using free famous landmarks worksheet printables as a supplement to our social studies lesson plans.
What exactly is a world landmark?
In old English, the word landmark or landmearc (from land + mearc (mark)) described an object set up to mark the boundaries of a kingdom, estate, etc.
Today, a world landmark is a famous or recognizable building or structure that can be natural by creation or an artificial feature that’s man-made.
Free Famous Landmarks Worksheet Printables
Grab some printable worksheets for a fun way to discover different countries and historic buildings. Our printable world landmark cards are a great tool for remembering fun facts.
Students will be thrilled to discover 40 different famous world landmarks along with their architects. This printable pack of famous world landmark fact cards is a great way to learn about famous places and amazing structures.
Download –> World Landmark Fact Cards & Cheat Sheets
Learn about 32 U.S. landmarks along with fun facts and the architects behind the designs. This printable includes cheat sheets with interesting facts about landmarks found around the United States of America.
Take a tour of the U.S landmarks that were made in honor of events and people who made an impact on history. Covers 68 American landmarks and national monuments .
Download –> U.S. Man-Made Landmarks Notebooking Journal
There’s so many natural wonders to see across the United States. This free notebooking journal will take your child through 30 different famous landmarks found in the U.S.A.
Download –>Natural Landmarks Notebooking Journal
Exploring Landmarks Notebooking Pages
A few years ago we created famous landmarks notebooking pages. If your student needs to do a landmark research project or you’d like for them to prepare for a report, these printable notebooking pages can be a help.
To fill out these notebook journals, your student will need access to the Internet or reference books about American history and geography. They will fill in all the information they can find using the notebook page prompts. At the end of each unit there is a fun quiz.
- Unit One – This landmark unit covers: the Acropolis, Big Ben, Christ the Redeemer Statue, Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Petra, and Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Unit Two – Covers the following famous buildings: the Brooklyn Bridge, Red Square, Louvre, Easter Island statues, Notre Dame Cathedral, Tiananmen Square, and Sydney Opera House
- Unit Three -The landmarks in this unit include: Alhambra, Colosseum, Edinburgh Castle, Great Sphinx, Hoover Dam, Monticello, Sydney Harbor Bridge
- Unit Four – Discover the following landmarks in this unit: Arc de Triomphe, Golden Gate Bridge, Chichen Itza, Rialto Bridge, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Taj Mahal, and Washington Monument
- Unit Five – This unit explores the following world landmarks: Atomium, Lincoln Memorial, Machu Picchu, Mount Rushmore, Reichstag, Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge
- Unit Six – Explore these world landmarks: Brandenburg Gate, Cape May Lighthouse, Chateau de Chenonceau, Great Wall of China, Liberty Bell, Poulnabrune Dolmen Monument, and Space Needle
- Unit Seven – Covers the following natural landmarks: Angel Falls, Crater Lake, Denali (Mount McKinley), Iguazu Falls, Kalahari, Old Faithful, and Uluru (Ayers Rock)
- Unit Eight – Tour these world landmarks: Caernarfon Castle, Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center), the Royal Palace in Norway, Sagrada Familia, St. Louis Arch, Tower Bridge, and Voortrekker Monument
- Unit Nine – The famous world landmarks covered in this notebook are: Alamo, Betsy Ross House, Centre Pompidou, India Gate, Palais Garnier, Panama Canal, Western Wall
Go there –> Exploring Landmarks Notebook Series
Famous World Landmarks Activities:
Famous Landmark STEM Challenge Cards – If you enjoy STEM activities in your homeschool, then these printable challenge cards about famous landmarks might be a fun add-on and can bring about a wide variety of activities for your budding engineer.
LEGO® World Landmark Building Cards – Who doesn’t love LEGO®? Combining landmarks and national symbols with bricks is a fun activity for all ages!
Landmark Treasure Hunt for Kids – How about a treasure hunt? Learning about the Grand Canyon might be boring to some, but when a treasure is hidden there, fun abounds.
If you think about it, world landmarks mostly all can be seen from a long distance. To be honest, most of them are awe-inspiring, incredible to the eye, and make you appreciate the world just a little bit more.
Do your kids enjoy learning about other countries? We have tons of great resources for you! You can explore our library of ways to learn about dozens of countries here.
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Free World Landmark Cards Download
Help your students discover fascinating facts about 31 world landmarks with this collection of famous landmarks in a beautiful card format. They’ll learn about some of the world’s most famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower as well as lesser-known landmarks like the Statue of the Mother in Yakutsk, Russia.
Two sets of printable flashcards are included in these World Landmark Cards. One set includes a beautiful watercolor image of each world landmark along with key information such as:
- the landmark’s location
- its size
- when it was built
- interesting facts about the landmark
The second set includes an image of the world landmark along with blank lines where students can copy the information they have learned.
The landmarks studied include:
World Landmark Fact Cards PDF Download
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!